17th Round of the 1981 MLB June Amateur Draft

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17th Round of the 1981 MLB June Amateur Draft

Other Rounds: 1980 17th / 1981 16th / 1981 17th / 1981 18th / 1982 17th

Drafted Players

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Drafted Players Table
Year Rnd DT OvPck FrRnd RdPck Tm Signed Bonus Name Pos WAR G AB HR BA OPS G W L ERA WHIP SV Type Drafted Out of
198117416FrRnd1MarinersYWayne Kinley (minors)RHPHSEast Gaston HS (Mount Holly, NC)
198117417FrRnd2CubsYRon Kaufman (minors)RHP4YrDavis & Elkins College (Elkins, WV)
198117418FrRnd3AngelsYJeff Kennedy (minors)OF4YrLamar University (Beaumont, TX)
198117419FrRnd4MetsNBryan Olden (minors)2BHSBeaverton HS (Beaverton, OR)
198117420FrRnd5Blue JaysYEd Schneider (minors)LHP4YrFlorida State University (Tallahassee, FL)
198117421FrRnd6PadresYLee Purchatzke (minors)RHP4YrUniversity of Wisconsin-Oshkosh (Oshkosh, WI)
198117422FrRnd7White SoxNRichard Smith (minors)SSHSVallejo HS (Vallejo, CA)
198117423FrRnd8CardinalsNKeith Gilliam (minors)LHP4YrAustin Peay State University (Clarksville, TN)
198117424FrRnd9RangersYKevin Buckley (minors)OF0.1570.286.8734YrUniversity of Maine (Orono, ME)
198117425FrRnd10GiantsNMonico Corral (minors)SS4YrUniversity of San Francisco (San Francisco, CA)
198117426FrRnd11TwinsYCarson Carroll (minors)2B4YrUniversity of California, Irvine (Irvine, CA)
198117427FrRnd12BravesYSteve Chmil (minors)SS4YrVanderbilt University (Nashville, TN)
198117428FrRnd13IndiansYJohn Merchant (minors)1B4YrKing's College (New York, NY)
198117429FrRnd14PiratesNScott Bankhead (minors)RHP11.35490.222.44426757484.181.291HSReidsville HS (Reidsville, NC)
198117430FrRnd15AthleticsYThad Reece (minors)2B4YrUniversity of Hawaii at Manoa (Honolulu, HI)
198117431FrRnd16RedsNBrian Blakely (minors)3BHSAbingdon HS (Abingdon, VA)
198117432FrRnd17TigersYSteve Haynes (minors)OF4YrAlabama Christian College (Montgomery, AL)
198117433FrRnd18ExposNGerry Melillo (minors)C4YrEckerd College (St. Petersburg, FL)
198117434FrRnd19Red SoxYBruce Lockhart (minors)LHPHSBrunswick HS (Brunswick, ME)
198117435FrRnd20PhilliesNDavid Denny (minors)SSHSHumble HS (Humble, TX)
198117436FrRnd21BrewersNJeff McNally (minors)SSHSBillings West HS (Billings, MT)
198117437FrRnd22DodgersYChris Chavez (minors)SS4YrUniversity of Nebraska-Lincoln (Lincoln, NE)
198117438FrRnd23RoyalsNRich Rodriguez (minors)LHP5.0505280.107.30160931223.811.418HSMountain View HS (El Monte, CA)
198117439FrRnd24AstrosYMark Clinton (minors)RHP4YrUniversity of Michigan (Ann Arbor, MI)
198117440FrRnd25OriolesNAlek Diaz (minors)CHSMiami Jackson HS (Miami, FL)
198117441FrRnd26YankeesYDick Scott (minors)SS-0.1320.000.000HSEllsworth HS (Ellsworth, ME)

Other Rounds: 1980 17th / 1981 16th / 1981 17th / 1981 18th / 1982 17th

26 matching player(s). 4 played in the majors (15%). Total of 16.3 WAR, or 4.1 per major leaguer.

DT Key

  • Blank - June Draft
  • 6sc - June Secondary
  • 6sa - June Secondary (normal, 1971 only)
  • 6sd - June Secondary (delayed, 1971 only)
  • 1rg - January Draft
  • 1sc - January Secondary Draft
  • 8lg - August Legion Draft

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The 1965 draft had a major league and AAA section (rounds 1-3), a AA section (4-7) and A-ball sections (8+). Each team had one pick in rounds 1-7 (MLB, AAA, and AA picks). Starting with the 8th round teams received a pick for each A-ball team in their system in the reverse order of the affiliate finishes. Franchises that shared affiliates, alternated the picks round-by-round. This means that a franchise will have multiple picks in a "round". For presentation reasons here, we have re-labeled the rounds to be the number of the selection made by this franchise. This means that the Twins' 10th round pick could come after the Mets' 12th round pick.

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